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Full text of "A history of Persia"

PAKT OF A PKKSIAN HUNTING SCUKK.
onta Silver Vase jp the Hermitage Museum.)

CONTENTS
CHAPTER XLIV
1'AfiK
THK EARLY CARKKR ov MOHAMED AT MJ-ICCA  .            .                     I
A Description of Arabia—The Importance of Mecca—The
Ancient Religion of the Arabs—The Kaaba—The Ancestors of
the Prophet Mohamad—The Political Situation in Arabia before
and after the Birth of the'Prophet—The Childhood, Youth, and
Early Manhood of Mohamet!—The Divine Commission conveyed
by Gabriel—The Assumption of the Prophetical Office, A.D. 613-
614.—The Temporary Emigration to Abyssinia, A.D, 615.
CHAPTER XLV
THK FLIGHT TO MEDINA AND THE ESTABUSHMKNT OF ISLAM     .      13
The Hijm, or " Flight," to Medina, A.D, 6aa-~-The Erection
of the First Mosque at Medina—The Breach with the Jews—The
Battle of Badr, A,H. 2 (623), and the Expulsion of the Beni Kainu-
cas—The Battle of Ohod, A.H. 3 (625), and the Expulsion of the
Beni Nazir—The Siege of Medina and the Massacre of the
Beni Koreitsa, A.H. 5 (627)-—The Truce of Hodeibia, A.H. 6 (628)
—The Embassies sent by Mohamed, A.H, 7 (628)—The Conquest
of Khaybar, A.H, 7 (628)—The "Fulfilled Pilgrimage/* A.H. 7
(629)—The Battle of Muta, A.H. 8 (629)—The Capture of Mecca,
A.H. 8 (6jo}-~The Last Campaign of Mohamed, A,H. 9 (630)—
The Final Orders of the Prophet-—The " Farewell Pilgrimage," A«H.
10 (530)—-The Death of Mohamed, A,H. n (632)—His Character
—The Koran,